Block Party is a comedy by indie creators. It has been called the first Juneteenth family comedy and it’s right in time for the holidays. Good old-fashioned family fun. The movie is about the annual Juneteenth block party of a family in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is also where the movie was filmed. It has received a fairly good response. The movie will come out on June 8th, in a few theaters across the USA. In some cities, it might not even show for more than a day. Here’s what fans are talking about after watching it.
What Are People Talking About?
People are generally pretty happy with the movie. Everyone’s saying the movie got them in the mood for summer. We were treated to classic family comedy with a bit of love in the air for some spice. The movie was overall great with some good soundtracks. Some people thought it could have been a lot more with the people they had on board, but t,o the majority the movie hit the spot.
What is Block Party About?
The follows about Keke McQueen. She’s a recent Harvard grad, who’s desperate to get out of Grand Rapids and get her dream job in Atlanta. But not soon after Keke discovers that her grandma has started showing early signs of dementia. She puts her career at stake to save her grandma’s Juneteenth party. While doing so she also falls back in love with her town. As people always say, no place is nicer than home. There’s also a side of a romantic storyline. Although it stays to the side when the real story plays out I feel.
Block party casts Faizon Love, Leunell, Charlyne Yi, John Amos, Gary Anthony Williams, Golden Brooks, Brad William Henke, Birgundi Baker, Teray, Bill Cobbs, and Merle Dandridge.
The Production Crew
Lisa Mathis and Krista Suh alongside Matt Allen were the story writers. Allen and Suh produce on the side with Mathis for Branch Out Productions, the company producing the movie. Robertson and Avery are executive producers with Brook. Dan Scheinkman and Richard Alan Reid of BuzzFeed Studios are executive producers too. Seth Berkowitz is the co-executive producer.
Should You Watch it?
Having a very short release window it is hard to judge if Block Party will air for long. But it’s the perfect family comedy on big screens. If you ever feel the need to just kick back and watch another family dealing with their nonsense, then go ahead this movie is all for you. Even if you’re not that, you’re bound to like a light comedy about Juneteenth with a Black writing staff. This means the information is authentic and we get the whole experience. It is a well-balanced comedy with great freedom in dialogue. Everything feels like it perfectly fits where it is. Go give it a watch if it’s streaming somewhere near you.